Once again the same stamps. He was much more cooperative than the austrian seller. He told me, that he got these stamps from a lithuian company, but could olny give me a Mailing Address. After a short google-search i think, i found the homepage of the company. It is located there:
That's awful that someone stole your images. Currently, some websites just strip the metadata right out of the files when you upload them.
There is really awful pending legislation in the US, that would make this stealing of art/photography/intellectual property just about legal, make it nearly impossible to take action against infingers if you catch them, and the legislation if passed would also violate the Bern international copyright convention. My wife has gone to Washington, DC to help fight it.
As a professional biological/medical illustrator - it makes me not want to post any of my CP illustrations on the web whatsoever. I'm now brazenly plastering my copyright over my CP images that I'm using on Ebay - but that might not even be enough...
Here is an article that shows and talks about how Flickr strips out metadata, " ...including the all important copyright and other IPTC metadata that describe who created the photograph and potentially carry along a caption, title, and keywords for the image." from your files.
"Sure, when you're viewing the image on the Flickr page, you don't need that information. But when a user saves that image out to their local disk, or embeds a that photo in their own website even if it's being served out of Flickr's farm, there's no way to link that photo back to the maker."